Wired.com and Wend Magazine Review Dirty Pictures

We’re excited to share that Dirty Pictures has been reviewed at Wend Magazine and Wired.com!

Here is an excerpt from Wend Magazine:

Dirty Pictures is a collection of poetic photography from the muddy courses that make Portland America’s center for cyclocross. Starting with 50,000 images and laboring to narrow them down to a mere 160, PDXCross has put together a collection that needs few words.

Read the full review of Dirty Pictures at Wend Magazine.

And this is an excerpt from Wired.com’s review:

Looking at the rich black-and-white photos in Dirty Pictures for the first time, you could easily mistake the book for a collection of images from historical European cyclocross races. But these muddy faces, smiling through the grit in their teeth, are members of the Portland scene. The beauty of the book is that the photographers are having as much fun as the racers: The photogs have undeniably immersed themselves in the subculture.

Read the full review of Dirty Pictures at Wired.com.

Super exciting!

If you haven’t bought your copy, do so right now!

Thanks!

We’re excited to share that Dirty Pictures has been reviewed at Wend Magazine and Wired.com!

Here is an excerpt from Wend Magazine:

Dirty Pictures is a collection of poetic photography from the muddy courses that make Portland America’s center for cyclocross. Starting with 50,000 images and laboring to narrow them down to a mere 160, PDXCross has put together a collection that needs few words.

Read the full review of Dirty Pictures at Wend Magazine.

And this is an excerpt from Wired.com’s review:

Looking at the rich black-and-white photos in Dirty Pictures for the first time, you could easily mistake the book for a collection of images from historical European cyclocross races. But these muddy faces, smiling through the grit in their teeth, are members of the Portland scene. The beauty of the book is that the photographers are having as much fun as the racers: The photogs have undeniably immersed themselves in the subculture.

Read the full review of Dirty Pictures at Wired.com.

Super exciting!

If you haven’t bought your copy, do so right now!

Thanks!

Rapha’s Sweet Cycling Magazine: Rouleur

Thanks to the North American Handmade Bike Show, I was able to score 2 issues of Rapha’s Rouleur magazine and the 2007 Photography Annual.

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Who is Rapha and what is Rouleur?Rapha is a UK-based performance cycling clothing company and Rouleur is their magazine.

According to Rapha’s website:

Rouleur has been created to celebrate the drama and beauty of road racing. It is aimed at those people who, like us, are passionate about the sport. Don’t expect to see bike tests and race reports.

This magazine is the antithesis of most cycling magazines and rather than be a catalog for clothes, Rouleur extends Rapha’s brand with content that captures the essence of cycling. What better way to do that than tell stories of real people?

It also shows in the magazine’s evocative cycling photography. Two contributing photographers I especially respond to are Camille McMillan and Timm Kölln.

When I realized Issue Five had Timm’s Polaroid images of the Giro d’Italia, there was no question about buying. (Be sure to check out his 2006 Tour de France Polaroids, too!) The other issue I picked up was Issue 3 with John Vink‘s photographs of the 1985 Tour de France.

Rapha has chosen Portland for their North American headquarters. If you are into cycling and appreciate high-quality clothing, Rapha may be for you. It is “spendy” (a Portland term I recently picked up) and if you can afford it, it is worth every penny.